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Papua New Guinea - 1993 -   Small  Birds  - First day Cover
Papua New Guinea - 1993 - Small Birds - First day Cover
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ALGERIA 1956 15fr  Birth Cent.lVFU
ALGERIA 1956 15fr Birth Cent.lVFU
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Canada custom Picture Postage MNH Booklet of 12 stamps - Family with children
Canada custom Picture Postage MNH Booklet of 12 stamps - Family with children
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#181 strip of 4 VERY FINE MLH Cat $140 Arch Issue Canada mint
#181 strip of 4 VERY FINE MLH Cat $140 Arch Issue Canada mint
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Circa 1915 Poster Stamp - Alki Beach Bath House Seattle
Circa 1915 Poster Stamp - Alki Beach Bath House Seattle
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Russia,  USSR,  1961,  Sc. 2429-2431 ,  Mi. 2448-2450 MNH OG
Russia, USSR, 1961, Sc. 2429-2431 , Mi. 2448-2450 MNH OG
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JAPAN SCOTT#90   CAT VALUE AT 3.00 USED...SCU777XY....WORLDWIDE STAMPS
JAPAN SCOTT#90 CAT VALUE AT 3.00 USED...SCU777XY....WORLDWIDE STAMPS
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C45 Wright Brothers Single Used Off Paper (Free shipping offer)
C45 Wright Brothers Single Used Off Paper (Free shipping offer)
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KEESHOND 2006 C I YEAR OF THE DOG STAMP COVER 1
KEESHOND 2006 C I YEAR OF THE DOG STAMP COVER 1
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NEW ZEALAND 1934 GV 4d on registered cover Te Aro to Dunedin...............71528
NEW ZEALAND 1934 GV 4d on registered cover Te Aro to Dunedin...............71528
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GB = Town Village cancel - QE2,  `BRAINTREE` Single Ring on TV LICENCE FEE C3.
GB = Town Village cancel - QE2, `BRAINTREE` Single Ring on TV LICENCE FEE C3.
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Rare Fruits Series III Malaysia 2006 Plant Food Flora (stamp with margin) MNH
Rare Fruits Series III Malaysia 2006 Plant Food Flora (stamp with margin) MNH
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NEW ZEALAND 1934 Health fine used..........................................79358
NEW ZEALAND 1934 Health fine used..........................................79358
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(JE-10) 1929 AU 1d Swan P O cancel Toowooomba QLD (J)
(JE-10) 1929 AU 1d Swan P O cancel Toowooomba QLD (J)
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pca. SPIDER MONKEY Picture Postage stamp Canada 2014 [p9an6 6]
pca. SPIDER MONKEY Picture Postage stamp Canada 2014 [p9an6 6]
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 Mongolia 1984sc 1401 Ulan Bator,  60th 1v of 50sets
Mongolia 1984sc 1401 Ulan Bator, 60th 1v of 50sets
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NEW ZEALAND 1934 Health fine used..........................................S4388
NEW ZEALAND 1934 Health fine used..........................................S4388
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SPAIN Collection on Album Page Fine Used (b) As Per Scan Removed for Shipping
SPAIN Collection on Album Page Fine Used (b) As Per Scan Removed for Shipping
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(JE-18) 1927 AU 1d Canberra P O cancel unknown (B)
(JE-18) 1927 AU 1d Canberra P O cancel unknown (B)
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NEW ZEALAND 1936 ANZAC 1d plate 1 example on FDC...........................42998
NEW ZEALAND 1936 ANZAC 1d plate 1 example on FDC...........................42998
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Stamp Collecting - A Time-Honored Hobby
By Tony Harries
 
 Philately, or stamp collecting, is a time-honored hobby enjoyed by collectors all over the world.

Stamp collecting is the collecting of postage stamps and related objects, such as covers (envelopes or packages with stamps on them). Stamp collecting can be fun and certainly easy.

Stamp collecting a very rewarding hobby because it immensely enhances the general knowledge of the collector.

Stamp collecting is a special mix of the structured and the unstructured, and you can make it a personal hobby that will not be like anyone else's.

Collecting stamps is a treasured hobby that people around the world have enjoyed for centuries. Stamp collecting started in 1860's with teenagers who started to collect stamps.

The collecting of stamps can be a fun and educational lasts you a lifetime.

Stamp collecting provides you skills which will help you connect to the history of a specific location, person, animal or thing. Stamp collecting is not a new trend of the people and the hobby is sweeping through out the world.

Collecting stamps is a very interesting hobby that is preferred and loved by the people throughout the world. Stamp collecting is the act of gathering of Stamps and basically the labels placed on the letters as charge for the postal delivery that are issued by the country or by the post office.

Stamp collecting is considered to be one of the most popular hobbies in the world This is despite the fact that there is not that much money that can be made from it even if the person has some of the oldest stamps dating back to the 19th century.

The new collector can start this hobby at any age and have a collection of both local and foreign postage, there are a lot of places where the collection can begin the first place is usually through the mail that the person has delivered to there home.

It has become common place to declare that the future of stamp collecting is bleak, due to the increasing popularity of e-mail, other electronic forms of communication.

The Internet has greatly expanded the availability of stamp collecting information and has also made it easier for starting and intermediate stamp collectors to obtain stamps, covers and other philatelic material.

You can spend a lot of money for this wonderful hobby if you want to but you don't have to.

However you start, stamp collecting is a hobby that you can continue through your life. For more than 150 years, stamp collecting has been the hobby of choice of royalty, movie stars, sports celebrities, kings, presidents, and hundreds of thousands of other people.